Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1934, Clyde ?Skip? Battin, vocalist and bassist with The Byrds and at various times with The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Born today in 1947, Dennis DeYoung songwriter, keyboardist and co-vocals with Styx.

Born today in 1948, Keith Knudsen drummer and co-vocalist with?The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1953, Robin ?Robbie? Bachman original drummer with Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Born today in 1955, Brian James songwriter and guitarist with The Damned.

Today in 1965,?The Kinks?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Tired Of Waiting For You?.

Today in 1972, Neil Young’s album??Harvest? was certified gold.

Today in 1974, Kiss?released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1974, Ringo Starr released “Oh My My”.

Today in 1986, Dire Straits went to number 1 on the UK album charts with ?Brothers in Arms?.

Today in 1990,?Freddie Mercury?made his final public appearance on stage when he joined the rest of Queen to collect a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

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